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Attacks on Muslim immigrants in Moscow reveal some ugly new trends.

Current discussions tend to trivialize acts that are not only immoral but illegal according to covenants the United States has signed.

The social safety net has become frayed because of welfare "reform."

Opinion journalism is pushing the conversation about war to the right.

Attorney General John Ashcroft misunderstands Robert Kennedy's legacy--and my book.

The "war on terror" is causing an escalation of retaliatory thinking.

We can't allow fear to erode commitment to our constitutional liberties.

Will the Homeland Security chief be an effective overseer or another spinner?

Be wary when pundits talk of 'The Street.'

The White House has learned from the past—from the conflicts in Vietnam, Grenada, Panama and the Balkans—how to ensure an acquiescent press.

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Julian Assange of WikiLeaks is out on bail—apparently headed for the 10-bedroom home of British former army officer Vaughan Smith, described by the Guardian as a rightwing libertarian.

December 16, 2010

 A recap of the protest that brought 60,000 students out against unprecedented tuition hikes.

December 15, 2010

Last week, 60,000 students went on strike in Canada's Quebec province, in protest of the coming tuition hikes.

December 15, 2010

The spectacular collapse of the Metrodome's roof on Sunday bolsters every reason why the Twin Cities do NOT need a publicly funded stadium. But the "conventional wisdom" is being pushed in the other direction.

December 14, 2010

“The question of whether we want a real 'net is really the question of whether we want a real democracy.”

December 14, 2010

A new compromise between leading Republicans and President Obama to extend an expiring tax policy may end up benefiting some of its student opponents.

December 14, 2010

Students at Columbia and Penn are unfazed by warnings to not discuss or link to WikiLeaks on social networking sites.

December 14, 2010